Mendham cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexMendhamNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index159123100
IndexMendhamNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index102111100
Groceries index113110100
Health care index99102100
Housing index292158100
Transportation index110110100
Utilities index87100100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Mendham, NJ. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Mendham, NJ being 159, that puts it 29% higher than the average of New Jersey and 59% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Mendham, NJ, the price of goods and services are 9% lower than the average of New Jersey as well as 2% higher than the nation's average.
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  • The cost of living in Mendham is 29% higher than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Mendham is 59% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mendham is 192% higher than the national average.
  • New Jersey general sales tax is 30% higher than the national average.
  • New Jersey state income tax is 37% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
The affordability of the housing market in Mendham, NJ as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Mendham, NJ homeowners, the median income is $141,364. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $3,298 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $0. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $0 used for their rent related monthly costs.

New Jersey Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
New Jersey6.625%12.875%

New Jersey Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
New Jersey1.4%8.97%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Mendham, NJ is the New Jersey sales tax and New Jersey income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The New Jersey sales tax rate is 6.625% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 12.875%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The New Jersey income tax rates range from 1.4% to 8.97%.

Goods & Services

ItemMendhamNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.30$17.494.6%
Beauty Salon $43.40$38.1713.7%
Toothpaste $1.81$2.3222.0%
Shampoo $0.99$1.012.2%
Movie $12.16$10.7213.4%
Bowling $20.00$13.8644.3%


ItemMendhamNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.04$3.903.6%
Fried Chicken $1.97$1.4041.1%
Milk $2.31$1.9617.7%
Potatoes $3.43$3.187.8%
Pizza $10.87$10.394.6%
Beer $7.99$9.2313.4%

Health Care

ItemMendhamNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $90.50$106.3414.9%
Doctor $97.86$115.2515.1%
Dentist $111.00$98.3812.8%
Ibuprofen $9.19$9.260.8%
Lipitor $472.08$466.471.2%


ItemMendhamNational avg.Difference
Home Price $621,100.00$184,700.00236.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,722.47$1,273.3235.3%
Apartment Rent $1,780.00$949.0087.6%


ItemMendhamNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.85$2.599.9%
Tire Balancing $54.95$48.9012.4%


ItemMendhamNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$131.81$167.6021.4%
Phone $177.03$163.428.3%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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Victory Gardens, NJ1,6231033%
Upper Pohatcong, NJ1,4891088%
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Mendham, NJ5,01215959%

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Source: The Mendham, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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